Zack, un giovane medico, e Claire, responsabile dei programmi di una rete televisiva, sono sposati da otto anni e il loro è un matrimonio felice. Manca solo un figlio per completare la loro unione e Claire ha quasi deciso che è arrivato il momento giusto quando Zack scopre di essersi innamorato di un altro uomo, Bart. Questi è uno scrittore gay che, un po’ per cinismo e un po’ per effettivo interesse, incoraggia Zack a portare alla luce la sua omosessualità fino a quel momento latente. La rivelazione è un duro colpo per Claire ed è la fine del loro matrimonio, Zack, dopo la relazione con Bart, va a convivere don David; Claire si risposa e diventa madre di un bellissimo bambino.
“…Harry, former star of Law & Order and People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 1987, was also asked about his most famous feature film: the 1982 drama Making Love in which he played a gay writer who becomes involved with a married and closeted doctor (Michael Ontkean).
“It’s something I would do again,” Harry said of the film which also starred Kate Jackson and was directed by Arthur Hiller. “At the time, I had about 70 percent of the people telling me not to do it … Hollywood wasn’t ready for the movie at that time.”
The plot focused on how a married couple struggled with a husband’s closeted gayness which comes to a head when he falls in love with Hamlin’s free-spirited character. The film was not a commercial success.
“It was probably 10-15 years ahead of its time,” Hamlin said. “I’m not sure it was helpful to my future film career.”
At the time of the movie, Hamlin was coming off the success of the adventure flick Clash of the Titans which was recently remade.
That doesn’t mean he wouldn’t reunited with Ontkean for a sequel: “If they want to do something about a gay octogenarian, I may be up for it in a couple of years.”” (GregInHollywood.com, 7/8/2010)